GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Fire Department has reported that there was a fire at the NV GEBE Power Plant in Cay Bay.
The Fire has been extinguished and the Engineers at NV GEBE are busy assessing the situation.
Information was provided by the Fire Department spokesperson Fire Officer Antonio Gibs and sent via DCOMM. Additional updates will be provided.
Fire Department called to respond to a fire at one of NV GEBE’s Generators at the Power Plant.
CAY BAY:--- At approximately 4:50pm on Saturday March 5, 2016, a fire broke out in one of its engine rooms whereby the Fire Department was called to the Cay Bay Power Plant.
Reports indicated that the Operator on duty informed the Power Plant Manager Kenrick Chittick that one of its Diesel Generators was on fire. The fire was too large for the technicians to control upon which the Fire Department was alerted to assist with the extinguishing of the blaze. Due to the swift work from NV GEBE technicians and the fire fighters the fire was contained and limited to only one engine.
After the fire was extinguished and inspections were carried out, the technicians observed upon further investigation that the fuel injection pump had two broken bolts. The fuel that sprays from the connection point caused the fire to ignite. The damage to the engine was limited and work to repair the damaged equipment has already commenced.
Due to the fire, power supply was temporarily interrupted to several districts. The first cable was de-energized at around 4:45pm and all cables were re-energized at 6:25pm, restoring power to all customers in under three hours.
NV GEBE technicians indicated that limited damage was done to the engine and there will be no need for load shedding during the week unless, something else occurs with one of its larger engines.
NV GEBE spokesperson stated that, “No one was hurt or injured as a result of the incident, the company is thankful to the workers of the Power Plant and the Fire Department for the quick and attentive action in extinguishing the fire.”